The Sabrina Cohen Foundation (SCF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to developing adaptive fitness programs and funding innovative therapies that will provide a better quality of life for individuals living with paralysis and various disabilities.
SCF’s mission revolves around its partnership with the City of Miami Beach that includes multiple initiatives to provide disabled individuals, veterans, children with special needs and the elderly the same perks of living in South Florida as everyone else – Access to the beach and outdoor recreation.
On October 31, 2017, Miami Beach City Officials voted UNANIMOUSLY to allow the Sabrina Cohen Foundation to begin raising funds for the nation’s first fully accessible three-story “Adaptive Recreation Center.” The Center will serve as a one of a kind, year round, access point for people with disabilities to fully enjoy the beach and ocean at 5301 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.
Full interview on importance of inclusion and beach access. Sabrina Cohen Foundation and friends...
Inside look with drone and on-the-ground footage of the process to organize an "Adaptive Beach Day" hosted by the Sabrina Cohen Foundation in Miami Beach, an accessible beach program that caters to ALL residents and visitors including people with disabilities, veterans, seniors and children with special needs. Program Director, Walter Javier, shares his personal association with the development of ocean activities for everyone, and Sabrina Cohen, President / Founder, welcomes everyone first and third Sundays of the month. For more info or to RSVP, please visit www.sabrinasadaptivebeach.com
Sabrina Cohen Featured in Ocean Drive Magazine May/June 2015 issue to promote adaptive beach
Adaptive Beach Days
In 2016, SCF launched "Adaptive Beach Days", a "one-of-a-kind program catering to people with disabilities, including full access system to the beach and ocean/water-sports activities using floating beach wheelchairs that can easily traverse the sand and beach elements with a team of qualified staff and volunteers. Our program is free and open to the public every 1st and 3rd Sundays from 11am-3pm.
ADAPTIVE RECREATION CENTER
With the success of our “Adaptive Beach Days” program and “Sabrina’s Playground,” word of mouth and social media, SCF has attracted local, national and international attention. Today, SCF is expanding from “pop-up” programming to building a permanent Center for year round beach access, providing even greater opportunities for the disabled community. The development of the Sabrina Cohen Foundation Adaptive Recreation Center will be a first-of-a-kind oceanfront facility on the east coast catering exclusively to individuals with mobility challenges – from children to adults to seniors. Visitors will indulge in a uniquely empowering experience, combining indoor and beachside physical fitness with recreational activities that promote mental and spiritual wellness in one central, safe and comfortable location.
The creation of a permanent Center will be the pinnacle of a decade of advocacy and work, allowing SCF to implement its overall mission of providing a better quality of life for people with disabilities for years to come. SCF’s overall mission will expand to include management and operation of the Center on a full-time, day-to-day basis. Our capital campaign is underway.
Genetics Policy Institute
Ms. Sabrina Cohen
Walter D. Javier
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.